Steven C. Silverman

Steven C. Silverman became the Deputy General Counsel at the United States Department of Agriculture on August 3, 2009. He also served as the Acting General Counsel from August of 2009 until January of 2011.

Before becoming the Deputy General Counsel, Silverman served as USDA’s Regional Attorney in Denver, Colorado, where he managed the Mountain Region of USDA’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC).  Silverman originally joined USDA in 1997 as a member of OGC’s Pollution Control Team. In that capacity, he negotiated mine cleanup agreements and handled other environmental issues for USDA.

Prior to joining USDA, Silverman was a Senior Attorney at the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Silverman received his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1986 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School and Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1983. Silverman has served in the Judicial Branch as a law clerk in the United States District Court for Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, and in the Legislative Branch as an aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.